Saturday, July 29, 2006

2006 SyFy Portal Genre Awards

The 2006 SyFy Portal Genre Awards
quote from the site:
As with previous years we have had an exceptional list of talent selected for the vote by our panel of genre entertainment experts and the following 65 nominees are all worthy of special note, but as ever, only one from each category can win!

The rules are simple, you can vote (or decline to vote,) in each category once a day for the next 30 days. At the end of the voting period, we will tally up the scores and announce the winners on the main news pages, right here, only at SyFy Portal!

All that's left to say is - Start clicking!
The 2006 SyFy Portal Genre Awards
I can already tell you I'm voting for Christopher Eccleston, Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion kinda hard though I'm on the fence with that one because he's up agains Hugo Weaving in "V for Vendetta".

I Want to be a Superhero!!!

The Man
The Man,
originally uploaded by Khoi Vinh.
I just watched the pilot/premiere of Who Wants to be a Superhero and I must say that I enjoyed it. The commercials had me concerned and you know that I'll be the first one to call B.S. when I see it. This one is produced well and it seems like some bizzaro edition comic book where actual hero's get caught in some modern TV reality show. They eliminated two "heroes" in the first episode. One was an action figure maker, Levity and the other was a rabid comic book fan, Nitro G. Sends a message that fans of the genre don't cut it as the real thing. My favorite so far is Majory Victory because he's just so cheesy. One of the prizes of this show is to star in a SciFi Originals movie based on the winner's character. Major Victory has a Bruce Campbell thing going on that would be hilarious to watch.
Don't expect anything out of it and it seems fun so far.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Us Murderin' Star Trek Fans

I don't know of any case of a Star Trek fan killing anyone. You might wish you were dead if you put out garbage like Enterprise. Give us what we want and no one will get hurt.

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Manga Artist Fearful of Star Trek Fans
TokyoPop editor Luis Reyes is working on the first sanctioned Star Trek manga, “Shinsei Shinsei,” and says he’s worried that TOS purists won’t approve of highly stylized interpretations of the famous characters.

“I’m a fan,” Reyes said at Comic-Con, but the manga-ka was warned by Star Trek executives, “Those fans will kill you.”

CBS Consumer Products Executive Paula Block is said to have helped keep the fresh manga in line with fan expectations, insisting that Reyes eliminate beads of sweat drawn on Captain Kirk.

“It’s okay with Scotty, but Kirk wouldn’t have freaked out like that.”

Block was party to a panel discussion titled Star Trek: Year 41 and Counting. “Contrary to some people’s opinions, Star Trek isn’t dead,” she proclaimed. Speaking about Bethesda’s upcoming games, Block said, “If you just want a good starship shoot-em-up you get Star Trek: Battlesations; if you want a good story you can have Star Trek: Legacy.”

Block also mentioned that CBS Paramount shall handle all licensing for Star Trek XI.

See the Video Business report from Comic-Con 2006.

Pre-order Star Trek: The Manga - Shinsei Shinsei now for September delivery in the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and Deutschland.

We are used to Kirk sweating. The guy has sweats so much that he takes his shirt off or other people rip it off for him. These people are missing the point. We don't give a rat's ass whether Kirk sweats or not. We care about a smart and intriguing story that is written well.

...and for god sakes actually use the Star Trek Encyclopedia for once.

Monday, July 24, 2006

SciFi Channel Refuses Scott Sigler


I'm going to have to call bullshit on this one. I was listening to the latest episode of Scott Sigler's Infection and learned that the SciFi Channel turned down the awesome opportunity to create Ancestor. I'm going to have to break out an old school WTF? on 'em. Smells like a campaign to me.

By the way, if you haven't listened to the latest episode of Infection, Scott gave an award winning performance. I like all of them but there was something about this one that made you actually FEEL the the story. I was trying to work and listen. I couldn't get anything done. Love ya Scott!!!!!!!

More Babylon 5?!?!?!??

Sci-Fi Storm | More Babylon 5 coming!
Reports are coming in from the sessions at San Diego Comic Con, and per some newsgroup posts, JMS has announced a few things. WB has asked him to do something with the Babylon 5 franchise, so its been agreed to do something of an anthology series of mini-movies, likely direct-to-DVD but with a network also interested. They will be based on stories that never made it in to the series, but notes have been since been found. In addition: The Rising Stars comic is in development as a series with Sam Raimi; Midnight Nation is being bid on for a movie; Dream Police was pitched to a big studio, and negotiations for JMS to write it are in progress; and a Touchstone series pilot called Borrowed Lives is in the script stage.
I SO hope this is true this time!!!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

New Star Trek Poster is...

a waste of time to check out. It's just the logo with a yellow and blue background.
TrekToday - 'Star Trek XI' Poster Released

Here's the link to see for yourself.

My heart jumped when I saw the news but when I actually saw the teaser poster, I felt the need to slap someone. Can I slap Braga? on the ass? :D

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Sci-Fi's Superhero Comic Con

Con as in swindle.

SCIFI.COM | Who Wants To Be A Superhero?


I feel pain just thinking about watching it but I know that I have to. ...if only bitch about it on this blog. There's only one green guy and it's Nitro G so I guess I'll put in a vote for him but with out knowing more about the show I can make a good decision. The have "heroes" names and powers. Like Cell Phone Girl, Ty' Veculus and they get worse. I'm not really looking forward to people embarrassing themselves just to get on TV. It's going to be painful to watch I know. I hope they change my mind.

Remember the last time SciFi had a reality show? It was a disaster. This time I know they know this is a train wreck but they want viewers.

I'll give it a chance but....

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Blogathon 2006

I want to do Blogathon again this year.

It is a charity event where I would blog for 24 hours straight. Last year, I counted down the most influential TV shows in Science Fiction.

This year I need a topic, a charity to blog for and pledges. Last year I blogged for the Planetary Society but they didn't send so much as a thank you email so I won't be blogging for them again. Here's a link to Blogathon's Suggested Charities.

Blogathon starts this year on July 29th so comment with your suggestions.

Premiere Dates

The guys at posted the new season start dates.

 Nightmares and Dreamscapes (TNT)    Jul 12  (Series Debut)
Stargate SG-1 (SciFi) Jul 14 (Season Ten)
Stargate Atlantis (SciFi) Jul 14 (Season Three)
Eureka (SciFi) Jul 18 (Series Debut)
Dragon Dynasty (SciFi) Jul 22 (Movie Debut)
Three Moons Over Milford (ABC Family) Jul 23 (Series Debut)
Life on Mars (BBC America) Jul 24 (U.S. Series Debut)
Stan Lee's Lightspeed Jul 26 (Movie Debut)
Who Wants to be a Superhero? (SciFi) Jul 27 (Series Debut)
Garth Marenghi's Dark Place (SciFi) Jul 27 (U.S. Debut)
The Amazing Screw-On Head (SciFi) Jul 27 (Pilot Debut)
Savage Planet (SciFi) Aug 12 (Movie Debut)
Fallen (ABC Family) Aug 13 (Miniseries Debut)
Dragon Sword (SciFi) Aug 27 (Movie Debut)
Heroes (NBC) Sep 11 (Series Debut)
CSI:Miami (CBS) Sep 18 (Season Five)
Jericho (CBS) Sep 20 (Series Debut)
CSI: NY (CBS) Sep 20 (Season Three)
CSI (CBS) Sep 21 (Season Seven)
Ghost Whisperer (CBS) Sep 22 (Season Two)
Numb3rs (CBS) Sep 22 (Season Three)
Desperate Housewives (ABC) Sep 24 (Season Three)
Smallville (The CW) Sep 28 (Season Six)
Supernatural (The CW) Sep 28 (Season Two)
Veronica Mars (The CW) Oct 3 (Season Three)
Lost (ABC) Oct 4 (Season Three)
Battlestar Galactica (SciFi) Oct 6 (Series Three)
Torchwood (BBC) Oct ? (Debut)
Masters of Horror (Sho) Oct 27 (Season Two)
Lost Room (SciFi) Dec (Miniseries Debut)
The Dresden Files (SciFi) Jan (Series Debut)
Painkiller Jane (SciFi) Jan (Series Debut)

Loved Eureka!

I loved everything about it. The pilot was engaging and funny. I could nitpick some of the technobabble but I won't. Eureka is spectacular and is easy to like.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tonight, Eureka!

I've been looking forward to the Eureka premiere for awhile. Everyone knows how much I love shows shot in Vancouver and this show looks as if it's going to let us see some of that beautiful landscape.

So has everyone seen the clever Made in Eureka website? It's a spoof site that selling high tech gizmos like a Cryo Kennel and a Microwave Mitt. I watched the little QVC-esqe videos they had for it, hilarious!

The cast looks very interesting and diverse. Here's to hoping it doesn't suck! ::crosses fingers::

Nightmares and Dreamscapes: 1 for 1

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King

It's an anthology series of eight one-hour episodes adapted from King's short stories.

Battleground- Rocked!
Jason Renshaw (Hurt), a professional hit man, successfully murders the CEO of a prestigious toy company, only to face the biggest fight of his life when a package from the toy company is delivered to his house with surprising, deadly contents.

It's a dark Toy Story gone wrong.

Crouch End- Not so much...
A newlywed American couple (Bailey and Forlani) honeymooning in London goes to Crouch End to have dinner with a friend. They soon learn the town is not what it appears to be, and the more they get lost, the more they become trapped in another dimension.

People on the internets were all giddy over this one because this story featured the Cthulhu mythos. (I still don't get the whole Cthulhu thing. It's a scary octopus or something right?)

Battleground seemed like the best of the Outer Limits. Crouch End was worse that the new Twilight Zone.The story had potential. I'll keep watching but I hope Crouch End was the worst of it.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Free Enterprise

I forgot to let everyone know that I finally saw Free Enterprise. I just signed up for Netflix and it had the honor of being the first movie I ordered. I'd heard good things about it but I just never got around to checking it out.
I think this is the best movie I've seen in awhile. It was right on and SO funny in so many ways. I thought it was going to be like Trekkies or something but BOY was I WRONG! That Bradykiller opening was the best. All of the references were right on. I would love to see more movies like this.

Next on my queue was Logan's Run... more on that later because I have a mouthful about that one. Not all good either.

SciFriday: YAWN!!!

The mistake was not having a full SciFriday that included Battlestar Galactica. I wasn't excited about SciFriday at all. I TiVoed it. (actually I use SnapStream's Beyond TV).

I don't get the Ori.

I guess these are spoilers. If you didn't watch this past SciFriday, you may not want to read but it was so disappointing that you shouldn't bother with protecting yourself from spoilers.

Well... I get it but I don't care about it. The appeal of Stargate used to be that it was historical with the used of Ancient Egypt, it was futuristic because of the Gate and the new technology and it was adventurous because of the new and different planets. I want more exploration and wonder. I like it when things get blown up but I also like new, fresh stories. I'm bored with the Ori and they are being forced on me. This latest BORING plot device where the baby has accelerated growth wanted to make me gnaw my own arm off and I wasn't even handcuffed to anything. Everyone getting saved in the nick of time is a bit too much as well. When they couldn't find Daniel for awhile, I totally expected him to turn up naked on the ship saying he'd been ascended and descended again. They should do that more often. Naked Michael Shanks is good.

As far as Atlantis goes, Trip Tucker Wraith betrayed all of the other wraith to help the Atlantis team and some how this ends up to be a two- parter.

Maybe I wasn't in a good mood that day. I usually like The Gates. This week just bored the hell out of me. I hope I'm not outgrowing it. That would be sad.

On the other hand, I can't wait to see Eureka. Joe Morton from Terminator will be in this show!!!! He's always fun. I want to see a movie with him, Bruce Campbell, Jeffrey Combs and Michael Ironside. That would be a really good movie!!!!

What Annoys Me About Doctor Who

The second (or 28th) season of Doctor Who is over.

Rose is being replaced and there was no Captain Jack in sight.

That's not what upsets me though. The Daleks and Cybermen can travel through dimensions, time and space. Why can't the Time Lords. With a entire race and planet of people called the "Time Lords". It seems like they should have found a way to.... I don't know.... stay alive. The Daleks have managed to come back not once but several times throughout these past few years. How is it possible that the Daleks figured out how to travel through time AND replicate and the "Time Lords" are extinct save the Doctor?

...and why doesn't he travel back to his own planet? I'm sure there's some bullshit rule but not even to visit. To just blend in and not change anything? I think it's time for more back story and less planet of the week.

I want more.

...and where the hell is Torchwood?!?!?!?!?!???!!????

John "Crichton" Galliano and More Geeky Fashion

John "Crichton" Galliano
John "Crichton" Galliano,
originally uploaded by scifirantergirl.
I keep up with fashion a bit. I got sent a link to about the latest Christian Dior fashion show. These gowns are beautiful. They would look AWESOME in a sci-fi/fantasy story like Dune. I get through the slide show and it's none other than John Galliano dress in an astronaut suit. How perfect? I'm a sci-fi geek who loves fashion but it also looks as if fashion loves sci-fi geeks.

I'm also excited because Karl Lagerfield just did a show that used a huge Mac laptop as a backdrop to his fashion show. After it was over, all of the models stood on the keyboard. It was lovely.

More down to earth, Project Runway's Diana Eng just send out a massive email letting everyone know that her online store is open. Right now, in her store Black Box Nation, she has jewelry for sale made out of fuses and reed switches. They are cute!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Transformers Trailer

I saw the trailer for the Transformers trailer when I went to see Pirates of the Carribbean. I'm a girl but I think I actually got wood on this one. I was a very squealy theatre patron in that moment.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Even the US Postal Service will be at Comic- Con

First-Day Stamp Ceremonies- DC Comics Super Heroes
The U.S. Postal Service immortalizes 10 comic book heroes Thursday, July 20 at the San Diego Convention Center when it dedicates the DC Comics Super Heroes commemorative stamps and stamped postal cards. The 10:30 a.m. PT ceremony will take place in Room 5AB to launch the world's largest comic book and pop culture show—Comic-Con International 2006.
These stamps are fantastic! I can't wait to get mine. I think I'll start writing people letters just to use them. You KNOW they'll be going on all of my Christmas cards! :)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Ever get suckered into watching The Labyrinth?

Bowie Labyrinth
Bowie Labyrinth,
originally uploaded by chelzerman.
I was drunk. That's my only saving grace.

For those of you lucky enough to not know what The Labyrinth is, it is a horrendous 80's adventure movie starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. It's a Wizard of Oz wanna-be with Jim Henson puppets. The only thing that really stood out was David Bowie's jock cup under his tights. It was awful. It was awfully painful.

People say that this movie is magical. I guess I'd have to be a kid to see the magic. Ohhhh, the pain. Maybe it can be turned into a drinking game or something.

Blade: Low- Down, Gritty and Grimy

This show reminds me of how Mutant X began.

Let me back up. First off, our main character is Sticky Fingaz from the rap group Onyx. They had a hit record called "Bacdafucup" in 1993. If you were lucky enough to be a fan of this album, you will also know that that the role of Blade is perfect for Kirk "Sticky" Jones.

I can't wait for Sticky to move out of Wesley Snipes shadow and become his own Blade. Wesley had a dead pan humor thing going on. Our new Blade is just cranky and serious but will most likely grow into his own.

The set up for the pilot is mediocre. I will give it its first season before I get too impatient or bored with it. I watched the entire run of Earth: Final Conflict so I can give Blade: The Series a chance.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Routh Rocks as Superman

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I wasn't convinced when I saw the previews. The whole movie looked over- CGIed and fake. I'd read rumors on the internets that Routh was gay in real life so I wasn't sure that I would be able to be attracted to the character in "that way". Plenty of people tried to ruin this movie for me.

I decided to see it anyway and let the movie speak for itself.

Needless to say, I fell in love with Superman all over again. I thought that Routh was going to be like Welling from Smallville and be his own version of Superman. This isn't the case but this is NOT a bad thing. Routh captured Christopher Reeves spirit as Superman. I didn't expect that at all! The movie was new and nostalgic and an extremely engenius performance by the young actor. Magnificent!

As far as Spacey as Lex Luthor... well, lets say that I appreciate Rosebaum's version a lot more. Spacey ended up being a black hat, mustache twirling typical villain. I think Parker Posey had more depth. I didn't much care for Lois Lane either. She was a bit too Natilie Portman for my taste. She wasn't sassy or spicy enough.

Back to Superman... I loved him. I may pay to see this movie again.

I don't read the comics so I don't know if this was a stand alone story or if it was part of a bigger picture. Either way, I liked the kryptonite island plot. My heart went out to the character when he was getting beat up. He looked like an average guy at a convention being beat up by bullies. It made me feel that all costume- wearing convention guys are actually powerful super beings and Earth just happens to be made entirely out of kryptonite.